Yesterday or taxi aspirations were realized, but we still had two important events left on the agenda before we would be ready to call this build complete. The first of the two was the airworthiness inspection. We had a designee of the FAA come to the factory to determine that the aircraft is truly readly […]
Two Weeks to Taxi builder Mike Dowler recently picked up his Sportsman and flew it home to California. Below he remarks on the build process and overall experience with the TWTT program. For me one of the more memorable things in the build process was to have Connie come up for a weekend and help out […]
Last week we sent Ted Setzer to Alaska in his highly modified Sportsman to represent Glasair at the 2015 Great Alaska Aviation Gathering and the Valdez Fly-In. If you know Ted, you know he built his Sportsman exactly for this purpose — extreme back-country flying. Read his account of the trip below: Stay tuned for more updates […]
Last week marked another fantastic year at Sun ‘n Fun. Despite some stormy weather and warmer-than-average temperatures, there was a great turn out. [wpvideo wybfUsOs]
Merlin is Glasair Aviation’s new light-sport aircraft. Take a look at Merlin’s journey to first flight!
Arlington, WA – After months of careful preparation, Glasair Aviation’s new light sport aircraft, Merlin, took its first flight through the skies above Arlington Municipal Airport Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Following detailed validation testing, including engine run-up, high-speed taxi, and ground roll lift off, the team at Glasair stood back and watched as Merlin departed […]
Sportsman owner Lou Nathanson recently moved to Alaska from Colorado. Read about his high altitude experiences in his Sportsman: Friday was the day that all the stars aligned for aircraft, pilot, and weather. My bird was still on small tires with wheel pants, had the new IO-390 with 10:1 pistons, cooling air intake ramps, and an […]
Recent Two Weeks To Taxi builder Tom Falls reports on his cross-country journey to bring his new Sportsman home from the Glasair factory: “The plane performed flawlessly for the most part. The only issue we had with the plane was our self-induced ground delay at Pendleton, OR Wednesday morning due to my inexperience starting an injected […]
Another incredible Sportsman paint job! This attention-getting paint scheme will turn heads everywhere this plane goes. Just another example of how the Sportsman can be uniquely customized to fit the needs and personality of every builder.
Thanks to all those who came out to see the Sportsman Diesel at the Flying Aviation Expo and Parade of Planes in Palm Springs, CA! Nick Frisch, our Director of Sales and Marketing, recorded a podcast with AVweb during the show, discussing the role that Merlin, our new LSA, will fill in the marketplace. Listen here […]